Sunday, December 5, 2010

Weekly Mashup Stage 28

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Tis the season for minimizing: TS reminds us that some people will go to great lengths to minimize female against male violence.

Why Did NBC Cancel ‘Undercovers’?: I'm mad. Undercovers was one of the few new shows that I was watching this season. There's no telling how long it will be before a network takes a shot at black people leading in something other than a comedy.

Utah: Male DV Victims in Support Group: "An abused spouse is arrested when police arrive on the scene. Another abused spouse sees charges dropped against the abuser because of “insufficient evidence,” even though the abuser admitted guilt to cops and the court. These situations are real, but the victims of these abusive relationships weren’t women—they were men, men who now have a support group created by a therapist trying to expand the discussion about what constitutes domestic violence and who its victims are."

'Don't ask, don't tell': The reality of repeal: I know it will be a great day when this dreadful policy repealed once and for all but I do wonder. When DADT is no more how well we go about dealing with questions like benefits and housing? Its going to take more than just screaming "Get over it!" and then high fiving each other.

#50 Overcoming the Noble Savage & the Sexy Squaw: Native Steampunk–Guest Blog by Monique Poirier: (via Renee) I have to admit that due to steampunk being focused on mechanics and engineering and (my apparently limited thoughts on) Native American cultures being focused on nature and spirituality I never considered the possibility of bringing the two together. In fact I thought they were mutually exclusive.

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Projec: Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project is a grassroots, non-profit organization founded by a gay male survivor of domestic violence and developed through the strength, contributions and participation of the community.


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